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Meat Loaf With Vegetable Sauce

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Ingredients
  Lean ground beef 2 Pound
  Rolled oats 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped onion 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Finely chopped parsley 6 Tablespoon
  Canned pear shaped tomatoes 1 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Carrots 1 Medium
  Finely sliced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned tomato sauce 15 Ounce
Directions

Combine beef, oats, salt, 1/2 cup of the onion, and 4 tablespoons of the parsley.
Drain liquid from tomatoes into meat and mix well; set tomatoes aside.
Pat the meat mixture into a loaf down the center of a shallow baking dish (about 9 by 13 inches).
Bake, uncovered, in a 325° oven for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat and saute the remaining onion, carrot, celery, and green pepper for 10 minutes.
Stir in tomato sauce, reserved tomatoes, and remaining parsley.
Remove loaf from oven, skim fat from drippings, and pour sauce over loaf.
Bake 15 minutes longer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party

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